We Will Reign Forever in New Jerusalem

New JerusalemRevelation 22:5, referring to the slaves of God and the Lamb in verse 3, says “they will reign forever and ever.” Humanly this is strange—slaves reign. But this is God’s word.

This matches the parable the Lord began at Luke 19:11. A man of noble birth gave some riches to his slaves and told them to do business. When he returned, he told a faithful slave, “Well done, good slave. Because you have become faithful in the least, have authority over ten cities.”

In this age we are not reigning outwardly but we can reign over sin and death in us (Romans 5:12-21). Such reigning is in Romans 5:17, “For if by the offense of the one death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”

Lord, thank You for becoming grace to us. Grant us to receive grace and righteousness in abundance every day so that we may reign in life through You.

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  1. Kyle Hwang

     /  February 17, 2013

    I appreciated today in the final message of the DanZech video training that the Lord supplies with abundant grace. Grace as God to be enjoyed by us. To reign in life is to enjoy God. Hallelujah!

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    • Yes. This morning we sang a hymn that led us to Heb 4:14-16. Because Christ is both a heavenly High Priest and one who is merciful and able to sympathize, we can (and should) come forward to the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace.

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